The Future of Offline Filesharing

The Future of Offline Filesharing

Masterclass by Aram Bartholl & David Darts

In the era of growing Internet surveillance, filtering, ACTA, 3-strikes and censorship, offline data sharing is becoming more and more important for freedom of communication. Centred around the projects Dead Drops by Aram Bartholl and PirateBox by David Darts, this masterclass aims to find more and new ways to share data in an offline mode. What is the best way to send a file to a friend? How can I store data anonymously in public space? What are the best components to build up a local offline sharing grid? Will animals play a role in the future of offline filesharing?

Participants will explore these questions and learn everything they need to know from Aram and David to make their own Dead Drops and PirateBoxes. They will also create their own new ideas for offline filesharing and experiment with them around the Strijp-S terrain in Eindhoven.

Participant Irma Driessen wrote an essay on her experiences and thoughts after the masterclass. Download.

This 3-Day Masterclass took place during Dutch Technology Week and was a collaboration between STRP, Baltan Laboratories and MU